The University of Iowa

Advisory Council

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The Iowa Reading Research Center Advisory Council advises and assists the IRRC through:

  • Representing stakeholder voices and perspectives in the area of literacy
  • Fostering collaboration between the Iowa Reading Research Center and the evaluation community
  • Staying abreast of emerging trends, research, and effective literacy practices
  • Identifying additional research needs and ways to apply research to practice in Iowa schools and communities
  • Reviewing and recommending projects and priorities to the Iowa Department of Education

Upcoming Meetings

December 18, 2020

May 18, 2021

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

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Advisory Council By-Laws

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The advisory council is made up of representatives from the Iowa Department of Education, Local and Area Education Agencies, Iowa’s colleges and universities, and community organizations and family partners.

Advisory Council Members

Beth Ades-Hanson
Role: Iowa State Education Association and Teacher
Kate Connealy
Role: Accredited Nonpublic School | Advisory Committee Vice Chair
Katie Greving
Role: Community Partner and Parent
Nandita Gurjar
Role: Institute of Higher Education
Ann Lebo
Role: Department of Education
Erin Sale
Role: School District
Michael Scott
Role: Community-Based Nonprofit Organization
Jon Sheldahl
Role: Area Education Agency
Deanna Stoube
Role: Institute of Higher Education
Jennifer Stover
Role: Institute of Higher Education
David Tilly
Role: Department of Education
Corey Vorthmann
Role: Local Education Agency and Parent | Advisory Committee Chair
Shane Williams
Role: Area Education Agency